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Pension Application for Lawrence Salisbury

Private in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Dubois
Greene County
State of New York SS.
            On this fifth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty, personally appeared in open court, being a court of common Pleas for the county aforesaid, which proceeding according to the court of common law, with a jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount, keeping a record of proceedings: Lawrence Salisbury aged sixty three years, resident in the Town of Cairo in the County and State aforesaid, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath, declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows.
            I served in the New York Regiment under the command of Col. Lewis Dubois and in the company commanded by Cap. Benjamin Dubois.
            Original declaration 23rd day of December 1819.
            Pension certificate No. 17273.  And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale or in any other manner disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled, “An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States, in the Revolutionary War”, passed on the 18th day of March 1818; and that I have not, no has any person in trust for me any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me; nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed, and by me subscribed.  Lawrence Salisbury
            I have no property whatever other than wearing apparel.
            I have two daughters, Tanny, married to Albert Salisbury and Eunice married to Jonas Pierson both unable to contribute to my support.  I do not keep house, nor have I any family.
            I am incapacitated by reason of the infirmities incident to age to earn myself a comfortable subsistence, and further am afflicted and sometimes laid up by rheumatism.  Lawrence Salisbury
            The Court estimates the Pensioners property contained in his inventory at Five Dollars.  Catskill Sept. 5th 1820.
            Thomas E. Barker, Benjamin Hartun, Manson Buel, Char’s. C. Abeel, Deputy Clerk

State New York Greene County SS.
            Lawrence Salisbury of the town of Cairo in the said County aged sixty two years being duly sworn maketh oath and saith—That he this deponent enlisted in the early part of the month of March in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty at the town of Catskill in the State of New York in Capt. Benjamin Dubois Company & in the Regiment commanded by Col. Lewis Dubois New York Line of the Army of the United States for the term of nine months—this deponent further saith that pursuant to the said Enlistment he joined the said Regiment & continued to serve & did faithfully serve the said company & Regiment the said nine months of serving & was regularly discharged in the month of December following at Schenectady in the State of New York—That his discharge has been lost by time or accident—This deponent further saith that he is in reduced circumstances in life & absolutely stands in need of the assistance of his country for support.  (Signed) Lawrence Salisbury
            Sworn this 23rd day of December 1819 before me.   Moses J. Cantine, first Judge of Greene County.

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